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Pakistan’s UN peacekeepers committed to global peace and security

Major Samia Rehman from Pakistan is working in DRC to help control the violent clashes and disputes between communities. Image Credit - MONUSCO

As the United Nations (UN) marks the International Day of UN Peacekeepers (May 29), Pakistanis also joined the world community to pay tribute to the dedicated peacekeepers. On Friday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres honored those who paid the ultimate price for peace. “[Today we] honor more than one million men and women who have served as UN peacekeepers and the ... Read More »

World leaders congratulate Imran Khan on becoming Pakistan’s PM

Leaders from across the world are felicitating Imran Khan as he took the oath as the new Prime Minister of Pakistan on Saturday. China Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang appreciated his Pakistani counterpart’s positive remarks on supporting the development of China-Pakistan relations. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang congratulated Imran Khan as the new PM of Pakistan. He said he would work ... Read More »

Bosnian-Croat war convict dies after taking ‘poison’ in UN court

Bosnian Croat war criminal Slobodan Praljak dies after taking poison in UN courtroom A convicted Bosnian Croat war criminal Slobodan Praljak passed away in hospital after taking ‘poison’ inside United Nation courtroom. Praljak shouted, “I am not a war criminal!” threw back his head, drank liquid from a small bottle and told the court he had taken poison. A flustered ... Read More »

90,000 Rohingya flee Myanmar – Asia’s refugee crisis in the making

90000 Rohingya flee Myanmar - Asia's refugee crisis in the making

Around 90000 Rohingya Muslim refugees arrive in Bangladesh to escape violence A minimum of 90,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since violence erupted in Myanmar during last ten days. The reports have confirmed that more than 400 people have died in the recent unrest, with campaigners accusing the Burmese military accused of committing crimes against humanity. According to the UN’s refugee ... Read More »

U.S. pledges $3.5 million to UN Women to prevent violence against women in Pakistan

U.S. pledges $3.5 million to UN Women to prevent violence against women in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – The United States (U.S.) Department of State and UN Women (the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women) Headquarters signed a three-year agreement, providing a grant of USD 3.5 million to support UN Women Pakistan’s initiative: “Prevention and Protection of Women from Violence Through Access to Justice, Services and Safe Public Spaces.” This announcement was shared ... Read More »

United Nations Corners to be established in Govt Universities across Pakistan

United Nations Corners to be established in Govt Universities across Pakistan

Swiss Aid Agency and UN will establish United Nations Corners in Government Universities to support students in research and empower young Pakistanis Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) will provide financial assistance to establish the ‘United Nations Corners’ in all Government universities across Pakistan. Mr. Roger Kull, Deputy Head of Mission of the Swiss Embassy, said: “The United Nations Corner provides ... Read More »

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